Photoshop: Transform Panorama Photos into 360° “Miniature “Planets”

Photoshop: Transform Panorama Photos into 360° “Miniature “Planets”


Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform panoramic
photos into miniature, 360-degree “planets”. Before we begin, if you’re not already a subscriber
to Blue Lightning TV, click that small “Subscribe” button at the lower, right corner to let you
know as soon as I upload new Photoshop tutorials. For your convenience, I provided this skyline
photo, so you can follow along. Their links are in my video’s description
below or project files. To get the best results, it’s important that
the horizon be perfectly horizontal, which we’ll do in a moment and that the sky and
water be the same on both sides of our image, so the edges look seamless when they meet later. First, we’ll make the horizon horizontal. Open your “Ruler Tool” and go to the left
edge at the point where the water and the land meet. Click and drag the tool to the right at the
same location. At the top, click “Straighten Layer”. Immediately, our skyline rotated to an angle
that makes the horizon line horizontal. To address the empty areas surrounding our
image, we can either crop them off or fill them in with Content Aware. Let’s do the later. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click the thumbnail in the
Layers panel to make a selection of its shape. Go to Select, Modify and “Contract”. Contract it by 2 pixels. Invert the selection by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Shift + I. Open the Fill window by pressing “Shift” plus
the F5 key at the top of your keyboard or by going to Edit and Fill. Open the “Contents” list and click “Content Aware”. Deselect it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + D. Make a copy of the layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Go to Edit, Transform and “Flip Horizontal”. On the left side of the photo, we’ll make
a selection around the buildings. First, zoom into that area by pressing “z”
on your keyboard to open your Zoom Tool and drag your cursor over that area. Open your Quick Selection Tool and make its
Radius 5 to 10 pixels. Drag your tool over the inside the buildings
to select them. To check it the selection, press “q” to see
it as a quick mask. Revert the quick mask back into a selection
by pressing “q” again. To remove areas of the selection that are
outside the buildings, and press and hold Alt or option as you drag over those unwanted areas. To fit the entire photo onto your canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. We’ll cut and copy the buildings that we selected
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Click Layer 1 to make it active. Click the Layer Mask icon to make a Layer
Mask next to the active layer. Make sure your foreground and background colors
are black and white, respectively. If they aren’t, press “D” on your keyboard. Open your Gradient Tool and make sure the
Linear gradient icon is active. Click the gradient bar to open the Gradient
Editor and click the Black and white thumbnail. Go to the left of your document and press
and hold Shift as you drag across approximately this far and release. This reveals the original photo under it through
the layer mask making both sides seamless. We’ll make a composite snapshot of our visible
image by making the top layer active and pressing Alt + Ctrl + Shift + E on Windows or Option
+ Cmd + Shift + E on a Mac. Open the fly-out list and click “Duplicate Layer”. Open the document list and click “New”. I’ll name it “Duplicate skyline”. Immediately, Photoshop created a new, separate
document of this layer. Next, we’ll make it into a perfect square. To do this, go to Image and Image Size. Click the chain-link icon to unlink the photo’s
Width and the Height. In the Width field, type in the same amount
as the Height and click OK. Go to Edit, Transform and “Flip Vertical”. Go to Filter, Distort and “Polar Coordinates”. Tick “Rectangular to Polar” and click OK. Open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl
or Cmd + T. If you’re using version CC 2018 or earlier, go to a corner and when you see
a diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt or Option + Shift as you drag it out or in. If you’re using CC 2019 or later, just press
Alt or Option as you drag it. If you want to rotate it, go back to a corner
and when you see a curved, double-arrow, rotate it. To raise or lower your image, press the Up
or Down arrow on your keyboard. Adding the Shift key moves it 10 pixels at
a time. When you’re happy with its size and position,
press Enter or Return. To fit your document back onto the canvas,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 0. You may see a subtle line on your image. If you do, open your Spot Healing Brush. Adjust its size by making sure your CapsLock
key is off and pressing the right or left bracket key on your keyboard. Make its size slightly bigger than the line
you want to remove. Drag the tool over the line to heal it. Lastly, we’ll punch up some of the colors. If there are specific colors you’d like to
bring out more in an image, click the Adjustment Layer icon and click “Selective Color”. Selective Coloring allows you to cross blend
individual color channels. I generally keep “Relative” ticked, since
its far more subtle than “Absolute”. In this particular image, I want to make the
darker tones of the blues more intense, so I’ll click “Blues” and slide the “Blacks”
all the way to the right making the darker blue tones deeper and darker. I generally like to use the Black channel, since it controls the darker tones of each of the colors, thereby making them deeper and darker or lighter and brighter. I’d like to brighten the green colors, so
I’ll click “Greens” and drag the Black slider all the way to the left to brighten them. I’d like to bring out the reds more, so I’ll
click “Reds” and drag the Blacks all the way to the right. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!

34 thoughts on “Photoshop: Transform Panorama Photos into 360° “Miniature “Planets”

  • March 31, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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    Second!! You're the best!!

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  • March 31, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    you are the bast marti

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  • March 31, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Once again teacher, excellent………

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  • April 1, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    I always wanted to know how to do it right. Thanks for the lesson Marty

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  • April 1, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    Awesome as always 👌👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    Genius as always sensei Marty.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    You are the professional editor.I ever seen.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    thanks marty

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  • April 1, 2019 at 5:39 am
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    Sorry, but in my eyes this is a fake tiny planet. Real tiny planet images are made with 360 cameras or at least with a 360 pano image. Your image only works, because most part of it (sky, bottom) is looking identical on the the edges.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    wow that's awesome

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  • April 1, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    I have a great shot of my local town, to see all the detail , it ends up
    to long . When i view you vid wow you are the man. Marti you are the greatest.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    Like ➕200

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  • April 1, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Thank you maty! Geat tutoial.

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  • April 1, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    Thanks Marty! I'd forgotten this simple effect

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  • April 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    Nice Tutorial….

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    Its Amazing

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    I am Indian but you

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  • April 1, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    Thank you very much

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  • April 1, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    thanks bro .. great job

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  • April 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    thanks for the info

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  • April 2, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    Wonderful sir

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  • April 2, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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    Marty's the best.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 6:32 am
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    Thats my city! San Diego!

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  • April 3, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    How about photoshop cs6?

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  • April 3, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    ure the man !

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  • April 4, 2019 at 8:38 am
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    Helloo Sir i want your help in photoshop urgent so can you give me your some precious time please if you are there?

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  • April 5, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    great ilike it

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  • April 5, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    I just started watching it – one tip is that when you straighten the pic (while using Crop tool press Command/Control to get the straighten tool) and before selecting the OK button there is an tick option next to “delete pixels” to fill content aware on the white areas.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 2:18 am
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    Great lesson, thanks.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    beautiful

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  • April 14, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    You’re the king 👏

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  • April 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Thanks for sharing the image and many thanks for sharing this technique. Your tutorials are short, to the point, and downright amazing.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    It's great job, Thank you very much.

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